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View of the cottage upon arrival
Sheltered front enclosed garden
Prepare your favourite meals in the well equipped kitchen
Fantastic conservatory perfect in all seasons
Plan a day of adventures with a morning coffee
Why not dine alfresco
Cosy twin bedroom
Light and airy double bedroom
A good nights sleep assured in this single bedroom
Bathroom
A great place to relax with the family
Parking area
Back garden - Stunning views
1 / 15  View of the cottage upon arrival
2 / 15  Sheltered front enclosed garden
3 / 15  Prepare your favourite meals in the well equipped kitchen
4 / 15  Fantastic conservatory perfect in all seasons
5 / 15  Plan a day of adventures with a morning coffee
6 / 15  Why not dine alfresco
7 / 15  Cosy twin bedroom
8 / 15  Light and airy double bedroom
9 / 15  A good nights sleep assured in this single bedroom
10 / 15  Bathroom
11 / 15  A great place to relax with the family
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13 / 15  Parking area
14 / 15  Back garden - Stunning views
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Dawn Cottage

Studland, Dorset
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Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious four-bedroom cottage in Dorset, enjoy a roaring open fire for cooler evenings and an outside terrace for warmer nights 
  • Situated perfectly for countryside walking, located on a quiet lane leading to RSPB Studland Heath
  • Enjoy the stunning courtyard garden and conservatory or visit the National Trust sandy beach less than 1 mile away
Property code: DC046

Located on a leafy lane leading to Studland Heath, this four-bedroom cottage for up to six guests has spectacular views and is within easy reach of a sandy beach.

Set in a secluded spot along a leafy lane leading onto Studland Heath, this spacious and comfortable property makes a lovely family holiday home. With miles of glorious rural walks available from the doorstep, this attractive retreat is just a mile from the glorious Studland Bay. With plenty of space for up to six guests, this charming property is perfect for keen walkers, nature lovers and cyclists eager to explore this idyllic area.

Two steps lead up to the porch and through to the light, attractively furnished lounge which is a great space to relax in, with an open fire, plenty of seating and original wooden flooring. There’s also an attractive dining room, perfect for sharing a family meal, and a stylish kitchen where you can prepare your favourite meals. This leads into a light-filled conservatory ideal for sitting back and catching up with a good book. Steep cottage-style stairs lead to the first floor where there are four bright and airy bedrooms with double-aspect windows – there is a king size, a double, a twin room and a single. The garden features a multi-level paved area and plenty of outdoor furniture so you can unwind with an al fresco meal or a glass of wine. There’s a charming back courtyard garden accessed via the conservatory.

The property is set on the outskirts of the Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve. From here, you can explore the picturesque village of Studland which offers a ferry service to the beautiful Brownsea Island or across to the popular coastal town of Poole. You can also spend a day in the Victorian resort of Swanage (3.5 miles) or discover the wonderful Durlston Country Park (4.5 miles). Other local attractions include The Blue Pool (7.5 miles), Dancing Ledge (4.5 miles) and Kimmeridge Bay (10 miles).

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 king size, 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single 
  • 1 bathroom – shower room with WC, 1 WC
  • Oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, freezer, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Open fire (logs/coal included Oct – Apr / kindling and firelighters not included)
  • TV/DVD; additional TVs in double and single bedroom
  • Garden with seating
  • Pub and shop 0.75 miles
  • Beach 0.75 miles
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Nicky Rice

This property is personally managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Martin 17th May 2024

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Internally - issues in kitchen as mentioned. Externally - grass probably not been cut this year, weeds growing everywhere, rocks/bricks lying around, broken parts of downpipe on floor. Broken/unsafe furniture. Steps to upper lawn not good In general not acceptable. Wouldn't consider the outside areas safe for children. Considering what we paid the Read morecottage was overall very disappointing and definitely not value for money. Would be looking for a credit or part refund to compensate for the issues. Hide

Reviewed by John 3rd May 2024

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hi great location but it could do with better cleaning as spiders and cobwebs in most rooms lots of bits and dust on the floors, the garden could do with a proper sort out grass very long could not play any thing on it dont,t think it have been touch this year, no2 double bedroom only fit to be a single as when you are in the bed on the left hand sRead moreide to get out you got to climb over the other person .in the kitchen no room in the cupboards to store food in, great shower, very disappointed Hide

Reviewed by Paul 19th April 2024

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Great house and a fantastic location close to the beach and heathland around Studland Bay and the enclosed rear garden is brilliant for your dog. Both the Bankes Arms and the small Old Harry Bar are good for drinks and the small but well stocked shop at the crossroads is a little gem.

Reviewed by Julie 22nd March 2024

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Nice property in a lovely part of Dorset. Comfortable, warm and well equipped. We found Dawn Cottage perfectly situated for walks onto the heath or to the lovely beaches. RSPB Arne is also just a short drive away.

Reviewed by Sandra 10th February 2024

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Reviewed by Paul 22nd December 2023

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This is a very nice cozy house in a great position for beaches and walks. We would come again.

Reviewed by Deborah 20th October 2023

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Spacious property. Great location. Good outside space with parking. Great outdoor furniture/garden. Overgrown conifers prevent view out of dining room window. Well equipped-very large fridge/freezer. Would benefit from some new saucepans (non-stick scratched and deteriorated) and plates/bowls (lots of chips). Oven was quite dirty when we arrived anRead mored some bedding was not clean. Would benefit from deep clean and some updates. Hide

Reviewed by Maria 29th September 2023

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Reviewed by Dawn 25th August 2023

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Lovely house and location. Very relaxing and dog friendly. We had a very enjoyable stay. Walking distance to South beach and fantastic dog walks on heath just minutes from the front door. Swanage only a short drive away. Cottage facilities good and rear enclosed garden great for dogs.

Reviewed by Nichola 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by Christine 21st July 2023

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Dawn cottage is in a great location and the accommodation was a good choice for our family of six adults, two infants and a five year old. Previous comments about the facilities being a little 'tired' were true but with kids who wants the stress of staying in a high end property! It was clean, well equipped and there was constant hot water. You canRead more access the heath from the end of the road to a network of footpaths and there is a really good play area just down the lane. Hide

Reviewed by D 7th July 2023

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We loved this spacious, comfortable house and garden in its peaceful location. It has very good quality facilities and everything you might need, including a first for us in a holiday home: an outside hosepipe perfect for muddy dogs! We definitely recommend it and hope to return.

Reviewed by Paul 30th June 2023

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Reviewed by Katharine 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Patricia 10th October 2022

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Reviewed by Sue 26th August 2022

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Dawn Cottage is a lovely, traditional well equipped holiday property located in a quiet and peaceful no-through-road. It is close to the heath but is also only a short walk to the beach and Studland Village centre.

Reviewed by Gillian 12th August 2022

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Dawn cottage has a great location for Studland beaches and walks, old Harrys bar nearby a great find. Property is reasonably well equipped however, furnishings and decor tired and in need of a deep clean.

Reviewed by Rachelle 22nd July 2022

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Shabby, needs a deep clean. We wont stay here again due to stains on mattresses. Location is exceptional. There was an issue with the oven it was resolved well and professionally.

Reviewed by Eva 20th May 2022

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View of the cottage upon arrival
Sheltered front enclosed garden
Prepare your favourite meals in the well equipped kitchen
Fantastic conservatory perfect in all seasons
Plan a day of adventures with a morning coffee
Why not dine alfresco
Cosy twin bedroom
Light and airy double bedroom
A good nights sleep assured in this single bedroom
Bathroom
A great place to relax with the family
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Location

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